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 Sep 22 - 28, 2005 

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A Case of the Humps

Speed humps in Four Hills Village impact District 9 Council race

By Christie Chisholm

Sometimes everything comes down to a good, old-fashioned hump. Er, speed hump, that is. At least, that may be the case in Four Hills Village in District 9, where residents are getting all riled up over a familiar issue just in time for the Oct. 4 city election.

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The Real Side

Bin Laden's Anniversary Party

Toasting Bush's Incompetence

By Jim Scarantino

Osama Bin Laden just celebrated his fourth anniversary as the motivator of 19 men who murdered 3,000 Americans. Somewhere in the mountains of Central Asia, he and Dr. Zawahiri, his chief strategist, might have observed Sept. 11 with tea and sweets. Perhaps they received a congratulatory note from Mullah Omar, the one-eyed Taliban leader who sheltered Al Qaeda while it plotted attacks on Manhattan and Washington, and who also continues to enjoy his freedom. He even has a spokesperson operating openly in Pakistan.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O'Leary

Dateline: Holland—A 31-year-old dutchman returned home from work to find a strange car parked in the driveway of his home in Pieterburen. Two children were sitting in the backseat, so the man asked them where their father was. According to Nu.nl, a local newspaper, the children said their father was “robbing” the man's house. The homeowner rushed inside to find a man and a woman who immediately ran out and drove off with the children. The homeowner could not catch the burglars, who did not have time to steal anything, but he was able to describe the entire family to police.

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Letters

As an evacuee from New Orleans who ended up temporarily here, I drifted into fantasyland and relief reading Wade Nelson's comment, "Dreaming of a Real President" [Re: Letters, Sept. 8-14].

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Feb 24)

Ex-Beer-imental

Science of Beer

By Taylor Grabowsky
Get your beer geek on with demos, talks and fun experiments.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Feb 27)

Cold Snap

International Polar Bear Day

By Steve Bahama
Learn more about polar bears while watching feedings, listening to enrichment and zookeeper talks.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

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